Some caregivers reported seeing improvements in their children's schoolwork and behaviour at school.
The HILDA Survey suggests single-parent households on Australia are abandoning formal childcare as they face greater poverty rates.
Even after the changes in the budget the financial penalty facing mothers who work reaches 80%. And the changes are temporary.
The COVID-19 pandemic risks making Canada's already woeful record on child welfare worse. To safeguard a future for our children, governments must prioritize their care.
After the generation of extra jobs and economic activity, it would cost the government only one-fifth of what it spent on it.
Labor's proposed childcare measure would result in thousands of dollars saved per year. And it will make it affordable for parents who want to work more while accessing childcare.
In Opposition leader Anthony Albanese's budget reply, he spoke of a $20 billion plan to modernise Australia's electricity grid, and an extra $6.2 billion over four years for affordable childcare.
More than 1 in 5 college students are parents, and many struggle to find on-campus housing. Colleges offering a stable place to live on campus can help them succeed.
Parents can find it difficult to choose a childcare service, given the plethora of types on offer. Here are three of the most well-known alternative educational philosophies explained.
A new report shows out of 1 million students enrolled in all Victorian schools, only 337 may have acquired the virus through outbreaks at school.
Whether families actually save anything at all depends entirely on where they live, and what provider they use.
COVID-19 has spotlighted structural injustice inherent in child care in Canada. Organizational leaders have a responsibility to work together, with child care stakeholders, to redress this injustice.
Victoria's closure of child-care services may be necessary, but it will put pressures on parents and likely drive down women's workforce participation.
Canadian fathers increased their share of work at home — in housework and in child care — in the early days of the pandemic as work and routines put pressures on the family.
For US parents, the health, economic and social crisis the COVID-19 pandemic brought about is compounded by the difficult if not impossible task of working, caring for and educating kids.
In about two in three US families with two parents, both are working or looking for a job. That makes caring for kids when schools and day care providers are closed hard if not impossible.
As Canada responds to the pandemic, there is a risk that women who lead businesses will lose the traction they have gained on gender and diversity.
As child-care centres start to reopen after the coronavirus disruption, planning needs to include disabled children so as not to further exacerbate existing inequities.
Canada could emerge from this pandemic with a better quality, expanded and more efficient child-care system nationwide while making an investment with returns in the future.
A scholar and mother of a young child who is now working at home explores what's called the 'work-family conflict' – and finds that's the wrong label for the impossible choices faced by parents.